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My first attempt at a deep-sky object.

Considering that the telescope was nearly horizontal (meaning lots of cr*ppy Derby air to see through), I'm very happy with the way this turned out.

Unfortunately my telescope is a bit too powerful at minimum magnification to encompass the whole Orion nebula, so this is just the core.

The nebula is a region of space where stars are forming without any help from Simon Cowell.

It is a stack of 60 x 20 sec exposures at ISO 800, and 60 x 20s at ISO 3200, making about 40 minutes all-in. It's worth noting that a single 20 second exposure at F15 produced a reasonable result, so any of you with a fast-ish 300mm lens or above might want to have a go at this yourself.

Thanks for looking & have a great weekend (I think I'm coming down with the 'flu so going to go to bed with a large brandy...)

December 14, 2012
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Dec 14, 2012 12:08:21 pm
That's so beautiful! Wonderful capture!

by tulipe Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 12:09:30 pm
Excellent photo. Universe is marvellous!

by caty77 Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 12:56:32 pm
Just amazing!

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 1:14:53 pm
Amazing shot. Aloha

by sharky_ Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 2:25:36 pm
Another amazing capture!

by TwoPynts Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 4:25:52 pm
Thats awesome! Nice dust lanes and all.

by vis151 Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 4:40:20 pm
Nice shot of the stars-kindergarten.
Who can imagine the stories of each planet of these stars?

Thanks for sharing.


by jlgarcia0 Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 5:21:39 pm
i love those colours and the air of mystery

by alanwilliams Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 5:41:20 pm

by sandra46 Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 6:33:58 pm
outstanding capture

by flavia49 Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 9:01:12 pm
Excellent capture!

by shayhurs Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 10:10:37 pm
Superb capture my friend.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 10:44:04 pm
Fantastic shot, very impressive. One of my most favourite nebulas. It puts my one attempt at shooting it to shame... Just waiting for a clear night here...

by dadon72 Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 11:11:59 pm
That's incredible. Wow. Both the nebula and your photography are stunning!

by auntietk Homepage »

Dec 15, 2012 10:05:03 am
Lovely shot Steve. You can make out the Trapezium very nicely. Hope your flu is not too bad.

by m_j_s Homepage »

Dec 15, 2012 1:16:30 pm
the great orion nebula !! splendid work !!!

by bebert Homepage »

Dec 15, 2012 4:11:52 pm
Breathtaking and very interesting shot!

by Hendesse Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 15, 2012 6:01:52 pm
An incredible view indeed! The colours are superb, and such clarity and precision… I'm in complete awe! I can't believe this is your "first attempt". A big thumbs up goes out to you my Friend! Fantastic composition and the most fascinating subject!

by tofi Homepage »

Dec 16, 2012 12:50:43 am
beautiful cosmic Nebula

by ia-du-lin Homepage »

Dec 17, 2012 2:09:46 pm
A most beautiful capture of the heavens!!

by bobrgallegos Homepage »

Dec 18, 2012 8:44:40 pm
This is beautiful, you must have a great camera I could never get a shot like this one, great capture

by vaggabondd Homepage »

Dec 18, 2012 10:22:45 pm
Lovely image, really enjoyed the dig at Simon :)

by mps Homepage »

Dec 20, 2012 6:59:25 am
Wow dude this is an amazing capture look forward to more like this.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Dec 21, 2012 12:52:53 pm
Really impressive. Bravo.

by moochagoo Homepage »

Jan 7, 2013 3:47:59 pm
super shot

by arthez Homepage »


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